"Women treated more leniently by the courts"

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

First published in News

Women across West Yorkshire are being sentenced to 17 months less in prison than men who committed the same crime, new figures show.

Shipley MP Philip Davies, who revealed the figures through parliamentary questions, said this made a mockery of the criminal justice system and discriminated against men.

Mr Davies said: “A crime is a crime, regardless of gender, and should be treated that way.”

The average sentence for a woman in 2012 for any indictable offence – a crime so serious it must be dealt with at the Crown Court – was 31.6 months, compared to 48.7 months for men.

Mr Davies said: “Right here in West Yorkshire, we have further proof that women are treated more leniently than men in our justice system.”

The largest discrepancy was for those who had committed sexual offences. Women were handed an average sentence of 28 months, compared with 81 months for men.

Female robbers were given an average 28.4 months’ jail time in 2012, 11 months less than men sentenced for the same crime. Fraud for women carried an average sentence of 18 months, ten months less than men.

Across the county, 50 per cent of the women sentenced were given immediate jail sentences, compared with 75 per cent of men.

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11:57am Tue 22 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

I know of a chap who was going through a messy separation with the mrs. Trying to win custody of the kids the mrs accused the husband of rape and physical abuse. The guy lost his freedom for around 24hours whilst the cops interviewed him. The social services got involved at the request of the mrs and stopped him seeing the kids and kept bringing this allegation up whilst fighting for custody: yet the police have not pressed charges as they have determined that their is no substance to the mrs false allegations: the guy is now free of police allegations and questioning but now has a lengthy battle for custody.....does this sound fair that a woman, a mother can just make up allegations to frighten the hubby, the father off pursuing a custody case against her as she knows the damned social services will be at her side? What a flipping joke this country and it's legal system has become. I even spoke to the investigating officers and the officer advised that it was easy for
Women in custody battles to getaway with these types of false allegations as the police have to investigate and take them seriously.....hardly any of these women get tried or sentenced for wasting police time and using the police to falsely imprison a person who is innocent.
I know of a chap who was going through a messy separation with the mrs. Trying to win custody of the kids the mrs accused the husband of rape and physical abuse. The guy lost his freedom for around 24hours whilst the cops interviewed him. The social services got involved at the request of the mrs and stopped him seeing the kids and kept bringing this allegation up whilst fighting for custody: yet the police have not pressed charges as they have determined that their is no substance to the mrs false allegations: the guy is now free of police allegations and questioning but now has a lengthy battle for custody.....does this sound fair that a woman, a mother can just make up allegations to frighten the hubby, the father off pursuing a custody case against her as she knows the damned social services will be at her side? What a flipping joke this country and it's legal system has become. I even spoke to the investigating officers and the officer advised that it was easy for Women in custody battles to getaway with these types of false allegations as the police have to investigate and take them seriously.....hardly any of these women get tried or sentenced for wasting police time and using the police to falsely imprison a person who is innocent. Not so simple
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Tue 22 Apr 14

gracie field says...

What is tubby davis babbling on about now? We have known this for years and seeing as this report doesnt come up with anything to solve the problem its a bit of a waste of time it being in the paper and forcing us to look at his ugly mug yet again.

I think the man is trying to be in the paper as much as possible before him and the rest of the nazi ... i mean nasty party get the boot. You man and your disgusting views are the very reason the Tories in Baildon are leaving your party in droves.

Oh well never mind you can always console yourself that you bagged yourself the Tory bed warmer im sure her charm and intelligence will keep you entertained for a day or so once you get the final boot.
What is tubby davis babbling on about now? We have known this for years and seeing as this report doesnt come up with anything to solve the problem its a bit of a waste of time it being in the paper and forcing us to look at his ugly mug yet again. I think the man is trying to be in the paper as much as possible before him and the rest of the nazi ... i mean nasty party get the boot. You man and your disgusting views are the very reason the Tories in Baildon are leaving your party in droves. Oh well never mind you can always console yourself that you bagged yourself the Tory bed warmer im sure her charm and intelligence will keep you entertained for a day or so once you get the final boot. gracie field
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

OLDLAD says...

They wanted equality they got it. If you can't do the time don't do the crime. One list of punishments for both sexes, no sob stories. Magistrates and judges who fail to follow will be sacked. Lets get the country obeying the law again.
They wanted equality they got it. If you can't do the time don't do the crime. One list of punishments for both sexes, no sob stories. Magistrates and judges who fail to follow will be sacked. Lets get the country obeying the law again. OLDLAD
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

Send 'em to Iran.

They'll soon put things right.
Send 'em to Iran. They'll soon put things right. The Hoffster
  • Score: -1

7:17pm Tue 22 Apr 14

BertSanders says...

They get less - a bit like equal pay.
They get less - a bit like equal pay. BertSanders
  • Score: 3

8:54am Wed 23 Apr 14

Ralph Pootawn says...

The double standards against men in the justice system are ridiculous in this country. White knights everywhere. Chivalry is dead, and so is 'male oppression'.... if it ever existed, women want equal rights? let's start by addressing these disgusting figures.
The double standards against men in the justice system are ridiculous in this country. White knights everywhere. Chivalry is dead, and so is 'male oppression'.... if it ever existed, women want equal rights? let's start by addressing these disgusting figures. Ralph Pootawn
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